Action Against 353 Forest Mafia During 2009-10 in UP

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The government is taking strict steps by effective laws to stop cutting of trees in forest areas and to curb forest mafia.Strict enforcement of the Indian Forests Act, 1927, the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 enables prevention of cutting of trees and forest areas. In addition, the State Government of… Read more »

Admission to BPL Students in Private and Public Schools

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The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, inter alia, contains provisions that an unaided school, not receiving any kind of aid or grants to meet its expenses from the appropriate Government or the local authority, shall admit in class I, to the extent of at least twenty-five per cent of the… Read more »

Increase in strength of Supreme Court Judges

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Dr. M.Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the Lok Sabha passed the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2008 on 22nd December, 2008 and it received the assent of the President on 5th February, 2009. The Supreme Court Registry has informed that “the Judges… Read more »

High Court orders CVC inquiry into Prasar Bharati issue

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New Delhi- The Delhi High Court ordered a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) inquiry into alleged financial irregularities in Prasar Bharati Corporation and appointed a former judge to supervise Board meetings of the public broadcaster. A bench headed by Chief Justice A. P. Shah directed the Board to convene its meeting within 15 days. The bench,… Read more »

Delhi high Court summons Bisleri head

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New Delhi- A top executive of mineral water firm Bisleri has been summoned by Delhi High Court to explain why an employee who lost his right hand in an accident in the bottling plant should not be given Rs.5 million as compensation.

Apex court declines to hear PIL on EVM functioning

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New Delhi- The Supreme Court declined to entertain a PIL, questioning the functioning of Electronic Voting Machines and seeking a direction to the Election Commission to withhold using them till the machines are made tamper proof. A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan while declining to hear the PIL, directed the petitioner, V…. Read more »

Chinese chocolates banned in India: Anand Sharma

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New Delhi- India has banned import of chocolates and chocolate products from China. Commerce Minister told the Lok Sabha today. India had banned import of milk and milk products from China in September last year and the ban has been extended to chocolate and chocolate products, Anand Sharma said during Question Hour. He said the… Read more »

Madras HC upholds reservation for women

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The Madras High Court has upheld the provision of reservation of 30% of posts for women in the Tamil Nadu State and Subordinate Services and said the rule was in consonance with Article 15 (3) and cannot be said to be in any way a violation of Article 16 (2) of the Constitution. Dismissing a… Read more »

Now SIT can question Modi as High Court rejects plea

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The Gujarat High Court rejected a petition seeking to restrain the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team from proceeding against Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in a 2002 communal riots-related case. Judge D.H. Waghela also rejected a plea by the petitioner to at least grant a stay on the SIT investigations to allow him time… Read more »